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Marina Del Rey

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Marriage Ceremonies

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
Division Manager of Public Records
P.O. Box 389, Norwalk 90651-0389
Phone (562) 462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours: Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Civil Ceremony

Conducts marriage ceremonies at the Norwalk office and branch offices by appointment only. The fee is $25.

The department cannot guarantee a marriage license will be issued on the same day as the appointment for the ceremony, so couples must obtain a license prior to the date their ceremony is to be performed. At least one witness must be present at the ceremony unless the couple is marrying using a public marriage license. Couples are responsible for bringing their own witnesses. If they do not have a witness, one can be provided for a fee of $18.

Deputy Commissioner for a Day Program

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has a program that allows individuals to be deputized for a day to allow them to perform a marriage ceremony. Individuals must fill out the form provided on the web site or send in a letter detailing the:
• Full name of the person to be deputized.
• Telephone number and address to contact that person.
• Name of the parties to be married.
• Date of the wedding.
• Location of the wedding.

Letters or applications must include a check or money order for $75, made payable to RR/CC, two months prior to the wedding. Applications received less than one month prior to the wedding, if accepted, will be subject to a $13 expediting fee. Mail the letter or application to:

Deputy Commissioner For A Day
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
P.O. Box 389, Norwalk 90651-0389

Once the letter and fee are received, a confirmation letter of approval will be sent to the sender. The confirmation letter will request the individual who is to be deputized to make an appointment to be sworn in. Individuals are deputized on Thursdays at 11 a.m. in person at the Norwalk office, and only by appointment. No appointments will be issued without the fee being paid.

For emergency situations where an individual cannot be deputized on Thursday, accommodations will be made if staff is available. There will be a nominal fee.

Individuals coming to the office to be deputized should expect an hour’s wait. Deputies may bring one guest.

The $75 fee is non-refundable; however, it can be applied to another deputy appointment within the same calendar year.

The position of justice of the peace does not exist in the State of California. The following authorized persons may perform marriage ceremonies in this state: a member of clergy of any religious denomination, California state judge or retired judge, commissioner of civil marriages, federal judges or retired federal judge, current legislator or constitutional officer of California, and current member of Congress who represents a district within California.

Marriage Certificates (After Marriage)

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 1002, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hours: Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Website: www.lavote.net

Issues copies of newly filed certificates approximately four to six weeks after the certificate has been received for filing.

To request a copy of a marriage certificate by mail, please include the following information: Bride's full name, groom's full name, bride's name prior to marriage, and date of marriage (if known), or the range of years to be checked, number of copies you need, and include a pre-addressed stamped envelope. All requests must have a penalty of perjury statement, a notarized certificate of identity and a check or money order in the amount of $14 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must be included along with name and address of person requesting copy. Send request to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Marriage Records, P.O. Box 489, Norwalk, CA 90651-0489. It takes approximately 15 working days to process requests.

For expedited requests, you may:

Place an order via the Internet at www.lavote.net using a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover). The fee is $14 for the certificate. Expedited service is available only to individuals applying for a certified copy. Expedited orders will be processed within three to five working days of receipt of the penalty of perjury statement and the notarized certificate of identity. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless UPS Mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $18.50. A $6 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee.

Confidential Marriage:
(562) 462-2137

Requests for marriage records may be made at the Norwalk or branch offices. For a list of offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”

Provides same day service at the Norwalk headquarters and all district offices for marriage records occurring from 1995.

A valid identification for orders submitted in person will be requested.
Individuals permitted to receive an authorized certified copy: Pursuant to Family Code 509, only the parties to the marriage are entitled to an authorized certified copy of a confidential marriage record.

Informational copies are not issued for Confidential Marriages.

Marriage License (Before Marriage)

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours: Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Website: www.lavote.net
A regular marriage license may be used in any county in California; however, a confidential marriage license must be used in the county in which the license was purchased.

To obtain a marriage license, you must be at least 18, have valid picture identification, and a certified copy of dissolution if divorced within the last two years. The fee for a regular marriage license is $90 and the fee for a confidential marriage license is $85.

Marriage licenses may be obtained at the Norwalk Main Office; branch offices in East Los Angeles, Florence/Firestone, Lancaster and Van Nuys; and courthouses in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles (LAX Airport).

To obtain a license from the Norwalk Main Office, you must be at the office no later than 4 p.m. to process the application on the same day.

Applications processed after 4 p.m. may be placed on “will-call pick-up” on the next business day. Call the branch office regarding the processing time at that location. For a list of the branch offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”

Massage Technicians/Therapists

(See “Licenses”)

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program

Public Health, Department of
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Flr., Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 639-6458

Black Infant Health Program 213-637-8473
Breastfeeding Support Program 213-639-6444
Child and Adolescent Health Program 213-639-6407
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 800-LA-4-LEAD
800-524-5323
Children’s Health Outreach Initiative 213-637-8460
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program 213-639-6419
Fetal Infant Mortality Review Project 213-639-6457
Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Project 866-706-LAMB                   
Newborn Screening Program 213-639-6457
Nurse Family Partnership Program 213-639-6434
Prenatal Care Guidance Program 213-639-6433
Research, Evaluation, and Planning 213-639-6453
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program 213-639-6457

Plans, implements and evaluates services that address the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, fathers, children and adolescents, and their families. Accomplishes these goals through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance activities.

Medi-Cal

(See Public Social Services, Department of)

Meeting and Entertainment Facilities

Mental Health, Department of

Administrative Headquarters
550 S. Vermont Ave., 12th Flr., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4601
Website: http://dmh.lacounty.gov/

Mental Health (DMH) is the largest county mental health department in the United States. It directly operates more than 75 program sites and more than 100 co-located sites with Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Public Social Services, Probation Department, Mental Health Court, Los Angeles Police Department, County hospitals, and jails; and contracts with more than 1,000 providers, including non-governmental agencies and individual practitioners who provide a spectrum of mental health services to people of all ages to support hope, wellness, and recovery.

Mental health services provided include screenings and assessments, case management, self-help peer support groups, outreach to homeless still living on the street, crisis intervention, medication support, peer support and other recovery services. Services are provided in multiple settings, including residential facilities, clinics, schools, hospitals, county jails, juvenile halls and camps, urgent care centers, mental health courts, board-and-care homes, in the field and in homes. Special emphasis is placed on addressing co-occurring mental health disorders and other health problems associated with addiction. The department also provides counseling to victims of natural or manmade disasters, their families and emergency first responders.

The department is responsible for protecting patients’ rights in all public and private hospitals and programs providing mental health care and treatment, and all contracted community-based programs. The department also serves as the public guardian for individuals considered gravely disabled by mental illness, and handles conservatorship investigations for the County.

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) has allowed for the development and implementation of full service partnership programs, wellness centers and alternative crisis services, as well as navigator teams and field capable clinical services for all age groups. Services are provided by licensed and waived professionals as well as past and current mental health clients and family members.

ACCESS Information/Emergency Hotline
Toll-free 24-hour, 7-day referral
Phone (800) 854-7771
TDD (562) 651-2549

County-Wide Disaster Response Services
Phone (800) 854-7771

Patients’ Rights Office
550 S. Vermont Ave., 6th Fl. Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4888
Phone (800) 700-9996
(Mental health recipients lacking funds may call toll-free.)

Protects and furthers the rights of mental health care recipients. Provides representation and advocacy for mental health consumers in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient agencies. Handles complaints, represents consumers at probable cause and medication capacity hearings, provides education, training and outreach, participates in legislative process. Handles problems and complaints in residential facilities.

LACDMH Bureaus

Adult Justice Bureau
(213) 974-9083

Housing, Employment & Education
Services Bureau
(213) 738-3135

Adult System of Care Bureau
(213) 738-2868

Chief Information Office Bureau (CIOB)
(213) 738-6453

Children’s Systems of Care Bureau
(213) 738-2147

Emergency Outreach Bureau (EOB)
(213) 738-4924

Human Resources Bureau
(213) 738-4635

Older Adult Systems of Care Bureau
(213) 738-4851

Office of the Administrative Deputy (OAD)
(213) 738-2603

Office of the Director (OOD)
(213) 738-4601

Office of the Medical Director (OMD)
(213) 738-4603

Program Support Bureau
(213) 738-4853

Transition-Age Youth (TAY) System of Care Bureau
(213) 738-2193

Wellness/Client-Run Centers in Los Angeles County

Please contact your local Service Area Navigator for information on available Wellness/Client-Run Center Services. For more information on mental health care providers, please visit the DMH website at http://dmh.lacounty.gov.

Antelope Valley – Service Area 1
Angela Coleman, (661) 223-3813

San Fernando Valley – Service Area 2
Darrel Scholte, (818) 610-6705

San Gabriel Valley – Service Area 3
Eugene Marquez, (626) 471-6535

Metro Los Angeles – Service Area 4
Phyllis Moore-Hayes, (323) 671-2624
Nancy Weiner, (323) 671-2612

West Los Angeles – Service Area 5
Adriane Hughes, (310) 482-6616
Geraldine Perkins, (310) 482-6612

S. Central/Compton/Lynwood – Service Area 6
Adult Navigator: Margarita Cabrera, (213) 738-2425
TAY Navigator: Perla Cabrera, (213) 738-3313
Child Navigator: Debresha McDaniel, (213) 351-7268

Southeast Los Angeles – Service Area 7
Jessica Ahern, (213) 639-6733

Long Beach/South Bay – Service Area 8
Alicia Powell, (562) 435-2287
Jenny Nguyen (562) 435-2257

Mental Health Commission
550 S. Vermont Ave., 12th Fl. Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4772

Private Conservator Liaison
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., 9th Fl. Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0549

Public Guardian
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., 9th Fl. Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0515

Investigates the need for conservatorships of individuals incapable of managing their own affairs. Administers the estates and arranges care for the individuals after authority has been received by the court.

Microchip Program

Department of Animal Care and Control - (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882
Website: animalcare.lacounty.gov

Microchip clinics are held at animal care centers and off site locations. Visit the department website or contact your local animal care center for microchip clinic dates, times, and locations.

Military and Veterans Affairs, Department of

Chief Executive Office
1816 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213) 765-9680
Website: dmva.co.la.ca.us

INFORMATION

Veterans Burials 213-765-9690
Veterans Claims Assistance 213-765-9680
Medi-Cal Long Term Care 213-765-9680
Veterans Advisory Commission 213-765-9679
Welfare-SSI Referrals 213-765-9680
Public Information 213-765-9680
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall 213-765-9680

Administers Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, a 10-story building with meeting rooms, auditorium, gymnasium, and banquet facilities available to the public.

Veterans Services Division
Main Office
1816 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015
Phone (877) 4 LA VETS (452-8387)

Counsels veterans, their dependents and survivors regarding federal and state benefits such as compensation, pension, education, medical, home loans, burial, etc.

Provides referrals for veterans concerning alcohol/drug abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Grants state college tuition and fee waivers to qualifying veterans' dependents. Assists with application for special vehicle veterans’ license plates.

Field Offices

Culver City -
5730 Uplander Way., # 100, Culver City 90230
Phone (310) 641-0326 (Mon. – Fri.)

Lancaster -
335 E. Ave., K-10, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 974-8841 or 8842 (Mon. – Fri.)

Long Beach -
VA Outpatient Clinic
5901 E. 7th St., Rm. 217, Long Beach 90822
Phone (562) 826-8000 x4657 (Mon. – Thurs.)

Los Angeles -
VA Outpatient Clinic
351 E. Temple St., Rm. B-307, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 253-2677 Ext. 4605 (Mon. – Fri.)

Rancho Dominguez -
17600 "B" Santa Fe Ave., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
Phone (310) 761-2221 (Mon. Only)

Sepulveda -
VA Outpatient Clinic
16111 Plummer St., Bldg. 22 Rm 218, Sepulveda, CA 91343
Phone (818) 891-7711 Ext. 9146 (Mon - Fri.)

Sepulveda Veteran Center
9737 Haskell Street, Sepulveda, CA 91343
Phone (818) 892-9227

West Covina -
1427 West Covina Pkwy., #100-A, West Covina, CA 91790
Phone (626) 813-3402 (Mon.- Fri.)

West Los Angeles -
VA Greater Los Angeles Comprehensive Homeless Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd. Bldg. 402 Rm. 2502 Los Angeles, CA 90073
Phone (310) 478-3711 Ext. 49000(Mon., Wed., Fri.)
Tues. and Thurs. # 500 ext. 44820

Missing Persons

Sheriff’s Department -
5747 Rickenbacker Rd., Commerce 90040
Phone (323) 890-5500

Mosquitos (Breeding, Drainage, Standing Water)

(For dead birds, see Veterinary Public Health)
(For more information on West Nile Virus specifically, visit
ph.lacounty.gov/acd/vectorwestnile.htm or (800) 427-8700)

Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District
Phone (626) 814-9466
Website: avmosquito.org

Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District
Phone (310) 639-7375

Greater LA Vector Control District
District Headquarters: (562) 944-9656

Sylmar Branch: (818) 364-9589
Website: glacvcd.org

San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control
Phone (626) 814-9466
Website: sgvmosquito.org
E-mail:district@sgvmosquito.org

For residents that live in Pasadena or Long Beach, please contact the respective health departments for either city.

City of Pasadena, Environmental Health
Phone (626) 744-6004

City of Long Beach Health and Human Services,
Vector Control Program
Phone (562) 570-4132

Mudslides

 (See Flood Control District)  

Museum of Natural History

(See Natural History Museum, Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits and La Brea Tar Pits under "Museums")

Museums

Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art; Latin American art, ranging from masterpieces from the Ancient Americas to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world.
The museum approaches the past from a contemporary perspective by through collaborations with artists and architects in the presentation of its collections, and through the installation of monumental artworks by the likes of Chris Burden, Barbara Kruger, Michael Heizer and others around its campus. In the last eight years the museum has generated significant momentum, doubling its campus and exhibition program, doubling attendance, and adding more than 19,000 artworks to its collection.

The museum is renowned for its educational and cultural programs, which annually serve hundreds of thousands of visitors, including children, seniors, and the physically challenged. A number of tours (free with admission) are offered six days per week for the general public and school groups. The Boone Children's Gallery resides inside of the Korean art galleries in the Hammer Building, where kids can learn about brush painting used in Korean art for free. The museum’s film and music programs are among the most robust and diverse in the country.

Parking for LACMA is located in the Pritzker Parking Garage, accessed from 6th Street, just east of Fairfax Boulevard; on Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue; and at metered parking available on neighboring streets. For those with disabilities, elevator access is located in the parking garage or at the museum’s alternate entrance on Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue. Free charging stations for electric vehicles are available on the first level of the Pritzker Parking Garage.

General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and over with ID and senior citizens over 62. Specially ticketed exhibitions are $25 for adults, students, and seniors, and include admission to all galleries. Children 17 and under are always free. Additionally, children may join Arts for NexGen, LACMA’s acclaimed youth membership program; as a benefit of this free membership, kids may bring one adult to the museum free of charge.

The museum is free to all L.A. County residents after 3 p.m. on weekdays (closed Wednesday). In addition, LACMA offers numerous opportunities for free admission, including on the second Tuesday of every month; select federal holiday Mondays, sponsored by Target; and on select other days throughout the year. LACMA memberships begin at $60 annually for individuals.

Museum hours:

Mon., Tues., and Thurs: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat. and Sun.: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed: Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90007 (in Exposition Park)
Phone (213) 763-DINO
TTY: (213) 763-3569
Website: nhm.org

The Natural History Museum (NHM) has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history — more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. Its curatorial staff not only cares for those collections, but uses them for groundbreaking scientific and historic research. The museum also curates new, immersive exhibitions that give visitors the opportunity to explore the “big picture” of our planet — specimens and objects, the stories behind them, and the ways that the natural and cultural worlds interact. Permanent exhibitions include:
- New Dinosaur Hall
- Nature Lab
- Nature Gardens
- New Age of Mammals Hall
- Dinosaur Encounters – snarling, stomping, life size T. rex and Triceratops puppets in live presentations
- Gems and minerals
-Dioramas filled with North American, African and exotic mammals
- The Ralph M. Parson Discovery Center
- The Dino Lab: Real Dinosaurs, Real Paleontologists
- Birds
- The Visible Vault: Archeological Treasures from Latin
America
- Los Angeles history
- Butterfly Pavilion and Spider Pavilion
(seasonal special exhibits)

The museum is a teacher resource for Southern California educators: Its halls contain content for lessons that meet California state curriculum standards, and there are downloadable lesson plans and activities on the museum’s website. The museum houses the Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center, an interactive, family-friendly space where visitors can handle artifacts and specimens, and watch live animal presentations while learning about camouflage, habitat and their important contributions to the planet.

The museum offers school tours, community outreach programs, free family programming on the weekends, and day camps called “Adventures in Nature.” Its nighttime First Fridays and Summer Nights series attracts an adult crowd with compelling discussions, DJs, and live bands. The Sustainable Sundays series encourages conservation by giving visitors access to community activists and international scientists.

Hours: Open seven days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission: $12 for adults; $9 for college students with ID, senior citizens, and youth 13-17; and $5 for children 3-12; Free for children 2 and under, Museum members, and active military personnel and veterans. Parking is available for $10 at the NHM Car Park and in the Expo Park lot across the street, but is subject to change depending upon Exposition activities.

Groups of 10 or more can receive discounted rates by calling (213) 763-3218. Admission is free every Tuesday in September and the first Tuesday of the month, October through June.

Reservations are required.

Recorded Information: (213) 763-DINO
Educational Programs: (213) 763-ED4U
Membership: (213) 763-3426
School Tours: (213) 463-3333

The Natural History Museum also operates the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and William S. Hart Regional Park and Museum.

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036 (in Hancock Park)
Phone (323) 934-PAGE
TTY: (323) 857-6332
Website: tarpits.org

The Page Museum showcases Ice Age fossils from the most famous active, urban excavation localities in the world – the La Brea Tar Pits. Many of the permanent exhibits are designed with family interaction in mind: Visitors are invited to test their strength against the pull of asphalt, and touch a massive leg bone of an extinct giant ground sloth. Through the windows of the transparent Fossil Lab, guests can watch bones being cleaned and repaired by lab volunteers. The Ice Age Encounters program features a life-sized saber-toothed cat puppet in performances Fridays through Sundays, and the new Excavator Tour showcases indoor and outdoor highlights, including the newly opened Observation Pit.

Outside the museum, the 23-acre grounds feature the still-bubbling Lake Pit, life-size models of extinct mammoths, and a Pleistocene Garden which reveals what Los Angeles looked like 10,000 to 40,000 years ago during the last Ice Age, when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the L.A. Basin. Visitors can also watch live excavation from July to early September as paleontologists extract fossils from asphalt as a part of Project 23 and Pit 91. The fossil observation areas are open free to the public.

Hours: Open seven days a week 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission: $12 for adults; $9 for college students with ID, senior citizens 62+, and youth 13-17; $5 for children 3-12; free for children 2 and under, Museum members, and active military personnel and veterans. Parking is available for $10 Monday – Friday and $7 Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Admission is free every Tuesday in September and the first Tuesday of the month, October through June.

Recorded Information: (323) 934-PAGE
Educational Programs: (323) 857-6305
Membership: (213) 763-3426
School Tours: (213) 763-3333

William S. Hart Regional Park and Museum
24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321 (in Hart Park)
Museum Office: (661) 254-4584
Park Office: (661) 259-0855
Museum website: hartmuseum.org
website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/William_S._ Hart_ Regional_ Park

William S. Hart Regional Park and Museum is the former residence of western silent film star William S. Hart. The popular cowboy actor donated his home of 265-acres to the County of Los Angeles for the public to enjoy. The Park features barnyard animals, a herd of American bison, hiking trails, picnic area, and guided tours (free of charge) of the William S. Hart residence, which is now a museum operated by the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Foundation. The museum features original western art treasures by famous artists, historic film memorabilia, personal furnishings, and Native American artifacts. There is also a ranch house built in1910, a bunk house, and Heritage Junction with various historical buildings pertaining to local Santa Clarita and Newhall history.

MUSEUM HOURS:

Labor Day through mid-June: open for guided tours
Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. (last tour starts at 2:30 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour starts at 3:30 p.m.)

School Tours: (9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Reservations are required for school tours, please call to schedule).

Summer Hours for the museum: Mid-June through Labor Day Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour starts at 3:30 p.m.)

Admission: Tours are free of charge and available every 30 minutes; groups and visitors with special needs must telephone for reservations.

PARK HOURS:
Summer: 7:00 a.m. to Sunset
Winter: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Music Center

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 972-7211 for information and tickets
Website: musiccenter.org

Operates as a public-private partnership between the County of Los Angeles and the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County. The Music Center is one of the three largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the United States. Attracting nearly 2 million visitors annually, the Music Center offers a variety of programming, including Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, Active Arts at the Music Center, Global Pop at the Music Center, programming for children and families throughout the year and tours of all four venues. Its services and leadership in support of K-12 arts education are nationally recognized. The Music Center is home to four internationally acclaimed resident companies: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale. Its four main venues — Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Walt Disney Concert Hall — are complemented by a vibrant collection of outdoor theaters, plazas, and gardens.